Atheism requires as much faith as religion?

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Atheism requires as much faith as religion? bearvspuma : The only problem with this rationalization is that ita s assuming all athiests are so because theya re intelligent in the ways of science and reasoning and all people that believe in a form of god are unintelligent.

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“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#176181 Sep 2, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
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polymath really! The way the commercials here operate, they cause mistakes. You're typing away and a commercial will cause stoppage. Only Atheist bring that up here on topix all others understand what happened. I caught you guys having the same problem. It's not note worthy.
I'm not talking about simple typos, which I make in plenty also. I am talking about errors of basic knowledge and fact.

“Think&Care”

Since: Oct 07

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#176182 Sep 2, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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Polymath-- our local math and physics genus,
Genus, huh? At least put me in my own family.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#176183 Sep 2, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
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Yes, but it is so much better than being an atheist. Your reading comprehension is so bad, you're accusing a person of personal religion of being in a cult.
Pfft.

A distinction without a difference.

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#176184 Sep 2, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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For the mind is its own place.
It alone can make a hell of heaven,
A heaven of hell.
Milton. A long-time fave.
:-D

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#176185 Sep 2, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Genus, huh? At least put me in my own family.
I'll adopt you, if you like.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#176186 Sep 2, 2013
River Tam wrote:
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Candles don't burn.
Wicks do.
Little Miss Smartypants felt compelled to make a comment.

Candles burn. Wicks provide the interface with the air. Why they call them wicks. You find them in oil lamps, kerosene lamps, etc. You would also find them in room deodorizers like Airwick.

Measure the amount of wax in a candle before and after burning.

You need some experience, little one.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#176187 Sep 2, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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How naive you are.
1. You aren't skeptical of science. You're ignorant of it.
2. As such, you don't have the tools to be skeptical. This ignorance emboldens you to make ridiculous, naive, uninformed and laughable claims.
3. Adam and Eve are the "apical ancestors" of your mythology, like Ra, the Sun God, or the Emperor of Japan prior to his divinity being legally rescinded by the USA's imposed constitution.
4. Adam and Eve are myths. The human species was not created out of mud. Only the most base and uneducated could possibly believe that trash.
One man's concoction of specially prepared chemicals is another man's mud.

You can even add electricity to some mud and put it to work.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doping_%28semico...

You can also use some to get rid of these wrinkles on your face.

“Why does my ignorance”

Since: Mar 11

justify your deity?

#176188 Sep 2, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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One man's concoction of specially prepared chemicals is another man's mud.
You can even add electricity to some mud and put it to work.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doping_%28semico...
You can also use some to get rid of these wrinkles on your face.
Here, Dave, I think you'll like this:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment...

It shows the neurapathways of the brain. Now we can dispense with that stupid "10%" myth.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#176190 Sep 2, 2013
Hidingfromyou wrote:
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Here, Dave, I think you'll like this:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment...
It shows the neurapathways of the brain. Now we can dispense with that stupid "10%" myth.
Never believed in that 10% stuff.

Hiding, I felt my brain growing back after my concussion. The sensation was like dust collecting and getting fired up with an awareness going with it. Layered increases in awareness. It made me realize how intelligence is exponential, and not linear like commonly thought. It is like going up a ladder and each step up increases your view of the horizon. A one foot rise vertically results in miles that comes into view. IQ tests are measured in rungs.

You read my reference to cores, or levels of consciousness. I related the changes during my death experiences. There is a core to you that can observe and note changes in yourself, buried deep inside your subconscious. It ties the knots in your brain that your higher functions can access later. Such tends to be symbolic, such as dreams, etc, but are records of observations that core experienced. Your existence works outward. Why I don't believe the meat makes the mind. The meat is just useful stuff to create an experience or manifestation. The universe and its components were created for the manifestation of thought. However, that physical layer becomes a filter the inner consciousness has to deal with and interface with the other material around.

In my reduction to my core I very much noticed I had a certain power if you wish to call it that to "create" and manipulate this physical presence. It is difficult to relate that due to the terminology and physical points of reference we use, but it is similar to dreaming. I related how I "woke up" from this existence and very much wanted to go back to sleep and dream more to escape the reality I woke into, which I was familiar with. The dreaming was hiding from something much larger than myself of an intelligent nature.

I have a remarkable ability to heal. I recover quickly from most injuries, and the more I am aware of where they are, the faster I heal. I think most people have this ability. The inner core patching things up more than some vague evolutionary process of action/reaction.

We are more than just meat.

BTW, learned something new the other day. If one does not use a hot glue gun with the objects to be glued secured properly as one knows they should, but one ignores in that neverending human expectation of defying the odds, that hot glue can and will burn flesh and will remove two layers of skin in an uncomfortable manner. And which reinforces a lifetime knowledge that if you play with fire you will get burned, but that still doesn't deter us from being stupid. So much for evolution and the best and brightest products arising from such. Such can apply to the physical world as well as the spiritual world.

“Robert Stevens”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey City , NJ

#176191 Sep 2, 2013
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
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So it is your opinion that it is better to believe in delusions than it is face reality?
How sad.
Because you can not prove Atheism, you offer a theory. My theory is everything is case by case. You have your reality, and I have mine. You do know yourself, as do I. As mentioned your reality sucks and should be kept to oneself.

Since: Sep 08

Westcliffe, CO

#176192 Sep 2, 2013
Observations of the physical world from the same physical plane of reference results in observation of physical effects arising from an action. This goes down to your atomic level. This can lead to an assumption the physical is the causation all by itself which then becomes the basis for denial of that which you can't see. Even though the same logic building that base of observation dictates that something caused the physical. This is a trap "scientism" and Topix atheists get caught in. They are stuck inside a bottle contemplating their navel, stuck in a loop of thinking.

Modern cosmology says we are in a bottle, the BBT. Navel contemplators come up with some really wild mathematical theories where numbers did the creating. Although the numbers can't do a thing on their own, and didn't even exist until this bottle came into existence.

All of this manifestating and expressing we do is just an extension of something higher up the ladder. Which on an individual basis we do from very limited perspectives.

We don't have the right language to talk to each other and put the jigsaw puzzle together. It would be a language of "knowing" more than attempts to describe based on individual components. The knowing comes from within, and not from the without.
Bongo

Massapequa, NY

#176193 Sep 2, 2013
Dave Nelson wrote:
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Little Miss Smartypants felt compelled to make a comment.
Candles burn. Wicks provide the interface with the air. Why they call them wicks. You find them in oil lamps, kerosene lamps, etc. You would also find them in room deodorizers like Airwick.
Measure the amount of wax in a candle before and after burning.
You need some experience, little one.
Its sweetie pants , Dave

“H-o-o-o-o-o-o-ld on thar!”

Since: Sep 08

The Borderland of Sol

#176194 Sep 2, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
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Because you can not prove Atheism, you offer a theory. My theory is everything is case by case. You have your reality, and I have mine. You do know yourself, as do I. As mentioned your reality sucks and should be kept to oneself.
You are, of course, entitled to your own opinions.

You are NOT entitled to your own facts.

"YAY! Prayer has eiminated another whole disease!" - said nobody ever.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#176196 Sep 2, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
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Yes, but it is so much better than being an atheist. Your reading comprehension is so bad, you're accusing a person of personal religion of being in a cult.
"Cult" is the correct word.

Go look it up, if you are able.

You fit the word perfectly.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#176197 Sep 2, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
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There were floods. You a so called person of science, should know this. You should shut up and take notes
Nope. I find it curious that **all** ancient cultures which existed near **water** that could flood-- had flood survival stories.

However, in direct contrast,**none** of the ancient cultures that lived **away** from large bodies of water have flood survival stories.

Correlation? Very likely.

But the Navajos do **not** have a flood survival myth-- and, no surprise-- they live in a floodless **desert**.

Your argument fails.

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#176198 Sep 2, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
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Again young comprehension fails you. I say you come to an end, not burn in hell. I think you will burn in hell because it is what you actually do believe.
Hate speech noted.

As is your desire to see me tortured-- that's hate, bub.

You **reek** with hate.

What's next, you'll be calling me childish names again....?

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#176199 Sep 2, 2013
polymath257 wrote:
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Genus, huh? At least put me in my own family.
:)

Drat that spellcheck...

“Quantum Junctn: Use Both Lanes”

Since: Dec 06

Tulsa, Oklahoma USofA

#176200 Sep 2, 2013
Robert Stevens wrote:
As mentioned your reality sucks and should be kept to oneself.
Hate speech noted.

As for **your** hate-filled and horrid "reality"?

We have **laws** that protect us from your sort of pogrom of hate.

You are no longer permitted to burn non-believers at the stake.

I bet you **really** hate that part the most.

“Robert Stevens”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey City , NJ

#176201 Sep 2, 2013
macumazahn wrote:
<quoted text>You are, of course, entitled to your own opinions.
You are NOT entitled to your own facts.
"YAY! Prayer has eiminated another whole disease!" - said nobody ever.
Actually we are all entitled to our own facts. It's perception. If you and other atheist were not believers in this you would not post as often as you do.

“Robert Stevens”

Since: Dec 08

Jersey City , NJ

#176202 Sep 2, 2013
Bob of Quantum-Faith wrote:
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"Cult" is the correct word.
Go look it up, if you are able.
You fit the word perfectly.
A post like this one is why I consider you the King of Topix comedy. It is why you have a following. I tell you to follow your own beliefs, and they are correct for you. In your book this not only makes me a hater. I am part of a cult. The cult that never musters. Does not even promote an exact Deity. Your comprehension skills are dismal, but the fact you consider me a hater tells me your beliefs and thoughts do suck. And more important. You do know that. Everything I have told you, you do tell everyone else.

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